This is a long run and should either be done in one very long day, or as an overnighter.
From the parking lot the put in is a 5 mile hike to Duck Hole Dam. The run starts with a mile of Class 4 followed by a short section of Class 5. This is followed by a Class 2-3 gorge. 8 miles downstream are two significant drops (and a lean-to if you choose to spend the night). At the confluence with the Raquette go left (upstream) towards Long Lake.
The alternate takeout is to go downstream on the Raquette, run Raquette Falls, and take out at Axton Landing.
Eastern Adirondacks Reaches
Ausable, E. Branch Ausable, W. Branch (1.) Ausable, W. Branch (2.) Balm of Gilead Brook
Boquet (2.) Boquet (3.) Boquet, N. Branch Boquet, S. Branch
Boreas (1.) Branch, The (Boquet trib.) Branch, The (Schroon trib.) Cedar (1.)
Cedar (2.) Cold Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.) Glen Creek
Hague Brook Hudson (0.) Hudson (1. Indian River to North River) Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Indian (Hudson trib.) John's Brook La Chute
Mettawee Mill Creek (Essex County) Mill Creek (Hudson trib.) North Creek
Pike Brook Poultney Putnam Creek Raquette (1.)
Rock River Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls) Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Squaw Brook Styles Brook Thirteenth Brook Trout brook (Schroon trib)
West Mill Brook
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Permits are not required for this reach.
From Newcomb drive north on 28N. After 6+ miles turn left onto Route 2/ Boreas Road. Take a left on Route 25 towards Iron Works near Henderson Lake. Go to the end and park. From here you have to hike in 5 miles to Duck Hole.
Take out at the beach in Long Lake for the standard run.
For the longer run, which avoids paddling upstream and accross the lake, take out at Axton Landing
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